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10-17 December 2008 Ishigaki, Japan
Report of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna Working Group Workshop

Working Group Working Papers


  • The estimate of unfished bluefin spawning stock biomass: the result of density-dependent processes?
  • Piner, K. and H.-H. Lee
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  • Simulation of the estimation of M as a Model mis-specification diagnostic.
  • Piner, K., H.-H. Lee, M. Maunder and A. Aires-da-Silva
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  • Estimation of population size for Pacific bluefin tuna using Bayesian production models.
  • Lee, H.-H., K. Piner, C.-C. Hsu and R. Conser
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  • An evaluation of the natural mortality schedule assumed in the PBF 2008 stock assessment and proposed changes.
  • Aires-da-Silva, A., M. Maunder,R. Deriso, K. Piner and H.-H. Lee
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  • Preliminary analysis of the stock abundance indices for Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) landed by Japanese purse seiners in Sakai-Minato.
  • Kanaiwa, M., A. Shibano, T. Shimura, R. Uji and Y. Takeuchi
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  • Assessing the precision of length-frequency estimates with consideration of finite population sampling by using landing data in Sakai-Minato Port.
  • Shibano, A., M. Kanaiwa, R. Uji, T. Shimura, K. Yokawa and Y. Takeuchi
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  • Estimation of catch at size for Pacific bluefin tuna caught by Japanese troll and set net fisheries: current problems and future perspectives.
  • Ichinokawa, M.
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  • Review of the current problems and future perspectives on length frequency data for Pacific bluefin tuna.
  • Ichinokawa, M. and Y. Takeuchi
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  • A review of the age, growth, and reproductive biology of Pacific bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis, with a possible hypothesis for further research activities.
  • Tanabe, T., T. Shimose, M. Ichinokawa and Y. Takeuchi
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  • Basic information to review the PBF catch before 1952: Descriptions of statistical information sources and development of fishing areas.
  • Muto, F., Y. Takeuchi and K. Yokawa
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  • Review of PBF catch before 1952. Catches and Catchabilities.
  • Muto, F., Y. Takeuchi and K. Yokawa
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  • Preliminary analysis on length data from intensive size sampling of Pacific bluefin tuna caught by Japanese troll fisheries.
  • Oshima, K., M. Ichinokawa, K. Yokawa and Y. Takeuchi
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  • Annual report of the maturity status of the bluefin tuna landed in the Ishigaki Island (2008).
  • Aonuma, Y., N. Suzuki, T. Tanabe and H. Ashida
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  • Annual change of abundance and mitochondrial variability in the Pacific bluefin tuna larvae around the Ryukyu archipelago.
  • Suzuki, N., H. Ashida, T. Tanabe and Y. Aonuma
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  • Effect of physical impact on Pacific bluefin tuna larvae on the basis of rearing experiments.
  • Katoh, Y.
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  • Evaluating the utility of Stock Synthesis Version 3 for Pacific bluefin tuna stock assessment.
  • Takeuchi, Y.
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  • Catch and distribution of Pacific bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis, around the Tsugaru Strait.
  • Abe, M. and I. Yamazaki
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  • Preliminary results of horizontal and vertical distributions of patches of Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
  • Satoh, K.
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  • Optimum oceanic environment for spawning ground of Pacific bluefin tuna.
  • Masujima, M.
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  • Estimating potential habitat of young Pacific bluefin tuna in the North Pacific.
  • Segawa, K.
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